single room

Moving In

What should I bring with me?

Packing List


  • Pillows
  • Linens (Twin Bed)
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Clothing for all weather
  • Iron and Board
  • Personal Items / Decor

Cleaning & hygiene

  • Personal Toiletries
  • Towels and Washcloths
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Laundry Basket
  • Laundry Detergent


  • Computer, tablet, laptop
  • Extension / Power Bar
  • Headphones
  • Charging Cables
  • Ethernet Cord


  • Binders
  • University Documentation
  • Paper (lined & blank)
  • Backpack
  • Pens, pencils, highlighters
  • Travel mug


  • Dishes, cutlery
  • Pots and pans
  • Cooking utensils
  • Dish soap
  • Dishtowel
  • Toaster, rice cooker

common space

  • Shower curtain
  • Bath mat
  • Television & wiring
  • Plants
  • Pictures & decor
  • Telephone

What NOT to bring:

  • Drapes or wall hanging
  • Mattresses
  • Toaster ovens
  • Halogen lamps
  • Other large furniture
  • Pets (except fish)
  • Router
  • Space heaters
  • Watercoolers
  • Waterbeds
  • Candles, incense, potpourri

how can I learn about living at Graduate House?

Residence Handbook

We invite incoming residents to refer to the Graduate House Residence Handbook for further information about the policies, processes, and services available at Graduate House.

2023 – 2024 Residence handbook


Moving In

On your move-in date, you will arrive at the front entrance of our building to check in. We are located at 60 Harbord Street (Spadina Avenue and Harbord Street). Please ensure that you bring photo identification with you as you will need this to collect your welcome package and keys.

Our welcome team will process your move-in and answer any questions you may have, and we also have carts available that you can borrow to assist with your move.

Once you’re checked in, you’ll receive your mailbox key through our contactless pick-up method. You’ll use this key to access your welcome package and room fob in your mailbox.

We ask that you bring no more than 2 individuals with you to help you move in.

Please note that our staff will not be able to assist in unloading or moving personal items and thus we encourage that incoming residents make prior arrangements to have family, friends, or professional services to assist them with moving their belongings.

Underground parking is available below Graduate House: (Lot N – Grad House) and there is a laneway at the east side of the building with paid parking. However, you do run the risk of being ticketed if you leave your car unattended in the laneway. 

You will be assigned a Residence Advisor (RA) upon move in. Your Residence Advisor will reach out to you through email after you move in to set up a 1-1 chat. Feel free to reach out to your RA during your time at Graduate House. Your RA is available to answer any questions, and support you with whatever you need!

If you would like assistance in determining who your RA is, please email

We invite you to connect with other residents through Graduate House’s numerous programs and events offered throughout the year. Residents can learn of upcoming programs and events through the weekly Graduate House newsletter (subscribe here). Stay tuned for more information about the exciting and fun events planned for September 2023!

If you are not receiving the weekly newsletter, please email or subscribe directly here)